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The Times and The Sunday Times, Travel Writer (12 Month FTC)

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Nationals, Travel / Tourism, News
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Travel writer (12-month fixed term contract)

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for a talented, diligent and versatile writer to join the Travel team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will work across The Times, The Sunday Times and Times Travel, handling everything from desk admin and writing assignments to copy editing, commissioning and production.

Suited to someone early in their career, the role requires a firm grasp of digital and print publishing, excellent organisational skills, a good understanding of the travel industry and a proven track record of generating ideas and delivering compelling copy.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV.

Day to day you will:

  • Delivering accurate, engaging copy to strict deadlines

  • Overseeing payments and other admin for the Travel department

  • Commissioning and editing copy and providing interview features 

  • Building and maintaining contacts in the travel industry

  • Generating content for social/digital platforms

  • Working collaboratively with other departments, including pictures, graphics, audience, social and commercial, to ensure maximum reach and impact of content


  • Experience writing for a high-profile digital or print travel publication

  • Demonstrable expertise in travel

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail 

  • Good understanding of audience data and SEO 

  • Able to work autonomously and to strict deadlines

  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues


Life at News

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 30 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate. 



News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.

They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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